Engineering Speed Meet matches students with employers

07 July 2016

Engineering students from Central Sussex College experienced speed dating with a difference, when they met with ten local engineering employers on Tuesday 21 June.

The second annual ‘speed meet’ event held in the College’s Corporate Suite at the Crawley campus, saw the students take turns meeting representatives from local esteemed businesses which included: Lifestyle Ford; Kings Garage; CCM Garage; Adelphi; Johnston Sweepers; Rapiscan; Scott and Sargeant; Cubic; Reflex Nutrition; and Capita.

The event aimed to develop students’ employability skills, showcase the College’s engineering talent and provide progression opportunities for the students. It saw over 170 one-to-one meetings take place.

The College’s Work Readiness and Careers Manager, Carole Findon commented, “the students were apprehensive before the event but came out buzzing about the experience, identifying employers they would like to work with.

“The employers were also very impressed with our students, commenting that they were polite and enthusiastic. They have contacted students directly with regards to Apprenticeships, trainee positions and work trials at their businesses.”